2020 Château Haut-Bailly, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

The 2020 Haut-Bailly is spectacular: a wine that demonstrates where this estate is heading. Complex, powerful, incredibly fine, and remarkably long, this is one of the wines of the vintage. Whisper this quietly, but it’s not far off the quality of the firsts: one to secure while you have the chance.

Critic score
99.5/100
Pricing
Magnum
En primeur
22 available
£238.16
Case, 3 Magnums
En primeur
7 available
£714.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2028 - 2050
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
2020 Château Haut-Bailly, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

TASTING NOTES

This has incredible power and drive with blackberry, black olive and graphite. It’s full-bodied, yet dynamic and agile, with so much polished and muscular tannin. Yet, it remains in harmony and balance. So much character. The head of the chateau calls it diabolical beauty. 25% less production than the 2019. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot, 3% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2021)
99—100/100

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